• Passengers booked
    220000+
  • Length: 720ft
  • Beam: 101.00ft
  • Bars/Lounges: 6
  • Crew: 557
  • Gym: Yes
  • Passenger Capacity: 1258
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  • Year: 1993
  • Cruising speed: 22kn
  • Casino : 1
  • Gross Tonnage: 55451
  • Onboard Currency: USD
  • Vessel: 1
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  • Length: 720ft
  • Beam: 101.00ft
  • Bars/Lounges: 6
  • Crew: 557
  • Gym: Yes
  • Passenger Capacity: 1258
+ show more
  • Year: 1993
  • Cruising speed: 22kn
  • Casino : 1
  • Gross Tonnage: 55451
  • Onboard Currency: USD
  • Vessel: 1
+ show more
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Holland America Maasdam Overview

Not to be confused with the delicious Dutch cheese, the Maasdam is a delightful cruise ship operated by the Holland America Line. She is named after a river in the Netherlands called the Maas and currently sails to destinations in Canada, the United States, South America, the Caribbean and more.


Specs: Maasdam at a glance
The Maasdam is a spacious mid-sized ship, weighing 55,575 tonnes and measuring 719 feet in length. She can accommodate 1,258 passengers and 580 crew members. Her cruise speed is 22 knots.


Accommodation: Maasdam rooms and suites
From comfortable staterooms to spacious suites, there is a good range of accommodation options onboard the Maasdam cruise ship. Staterooms start at 182 square feet (inside) and go up to 292 square feet (verandah room). Suites measure anywhere between 556 square feet and 1,159 square feet depending on the option you choose.


Entertainment: things to do on board the Maasdam
There's never a dull moment on the Maasdam - below are some of the entertainment highlights:
  • Learn something new at an enrichment class, from culinary skills to trivia tips
  • Relax with a good book in the stunning New York Times Explorations Cafe/Library
  • Treat yourself to some pampering at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Keep fit for fun, with a game of basketball, a lap around the jogging track or at the gym
  • Make a splash at one of two generous-sized pools, or enjoy a soak in a whirlpool
  • Catch a production show at the splendid theatre, named the Showroom at Sea
  • Dance the night away to a great DJ at the Crow's Nest nightclub


Food: Maasdam restaurants
Fresh, fast and delicious: these are three ways to describe the excellent food available onboard the Maasdam cruise ship. Whether you're in the mood for a casual bite or a three course extravaganza, there'll be a restaurant to suit your taste buds.

Dining included in your Maasdam fare:
  • Rotterdam Dining Room
  • Lido Buffet
  • Explorations Cafe (sponsored by the New York Times)
  • Room service

Specialty dining (not included in your ticket):
  • Pinnacle Grill: American steakhouse
  • Canaletto: Italian restaurant


Destinations: Maasdam itineraries
The Maasdam has an incredibly varied schedule and offers a good mix of both short and long sailings. She travels to destinations all around the world, including the United States, Canada, the Eastern and Western Caribbean, South America and the Panama Canal. No matter what your chosen itinerary, you can expect a good range of shore excursions to choose from, with tours to suit all interests. Some popular examples include a wine tour in Nova Scotia, an excursion to Sugarloaf in Rio de Janeiro and horseback riding in Barbados.


Things to remember: Onboard the Maasdam
Looking at booking a holiday on the Maasdam? Here are some helpful things to keep in mind as you plan your journey:
  • The dress code is smart casual, with approximately two formal nights per cruise.
  • A daily gratuity is automatically added to your onboard account every day.
  • Families are more than welcome, with a good range of activities for children and teens.

Written By: Sarah Glover, Content Editor of Cruise Sale Finder

I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!

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